32 days in Marlborough Region, Westport & Nelson Itinerary

32 days in Marlborough Region, Westport & Nelson Itinerary

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32 days in Marlborough Region, Westport & Nelson Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  5​h
1
Seddon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Havelock
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Westport
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nelson
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Seddon

Seddon is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. Venture out of the city with trips to Cloudy Bay (in Rapaura) and Blenheim (Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Wine Tours & Tastings, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Pollard Park, take in the views from Awatere River Bridge, learn about winemaking at Villa Maria Estate Marlborough Winery, and ponder the design of Seymour Square.

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Auckland Central to Seddon is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland Central in June since evenings lows in Seddon dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Havelock.

Things to do in Seddon

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Blenheim
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Whites Bay ©
Whites Bay
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

8
nights
Havelock

Havelock ©
Havelock is a coastal village in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Escape the urban bustle at Queen Charlotte Track and Picton Sound. Explore Havelock's surroundings by going to Picton (Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre, Marlborough Sounds, & more) and Seresin Estate Limited (in Renwick). On the 10th (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Nautilus Estate, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, view the masterpieces at Shark Nett Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Havelock Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Havelock holiday tool .

You can drive from Seddon to Havelock in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Havelock

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Picton, Renwick
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Marlborough Sounds ©
Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track
Kayaking & Canoeing

8
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Visiting Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk and Truman Track will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Greymouth (Point Elizabeth Walkway, Monteith's Brewing Company, & more), Punakaiki (Punakaiki Cavern, Pororari River Track, & more) and Coal Creek Track (in Runanga). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Foulwind Walkway, examine the collection at Murchison Museum, don't miss a visit to Mitchells Gully Gold Mine, and sample the tasty concoctions at Westcoast Brewing.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Havelock to Westport by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Punakaiki, Greymouth, Karamea, Murchison, Coal Creek Track
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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
The Old Ghost Road ©
The Old Ghost Road
Truman Track ©
Truman Track

11
nights
Nelson

Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Kaiteriteri Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelson: Abel Tasman National Park (Abel Tasman Coast Track & Wainui Falls Track), Anatoki Salmon (in Takaka) and Neudorf Vineyards (in Upper Moutere). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Nelson Lakes National Park. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum, make a trip to Broadgreen Historic House, enjoy the sand and surf at Tahunanui Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Founders Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nelson tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Westport to Nelson takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Abel Tasman National Park, Kaiteriteri, Mapua, Anatoki Salmon, Nelson Lakes National Park
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Kaiteriteri Beach ©
Kaiteriteri Beach